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Hidden costs behind every wedding  

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By Ann Cronin   No matter what kind of wedding you and your beloved have opted for, every couple’s big day has some hidden expenses that are often forgotten. Here are some of the less obvious costs you should factor in to your wedding budget.    Postage   For every save-the-date, invitation and thank you card sent out to your guests there will…

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Parents and wedding planning

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By Ann Cronin   How involved should your parents be in planning your big day? What should you do if your parents are taking over your guest-list or your in-laws are being especially persistent with their suggestions? Here is some insight into parental planning and participation when it comes to organising your wedding day.  Who’s footing the bill?  If your parents…

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A meaningful first dance for Elaine and Harald 

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Elaine Williamson & Harald Kneissl   May 1, 2015– North Cathedral & Maryborough House Hotel   Photos courtesy of Bismark Wedding Photography   Cork woman Elaine first met Austrian native Harald in 2012 on a dating site, followed swiftly by their first date in Glanmire. Harry proposed while participating in the Ballycotton 10 run. “I walked out to meet him 300 meters from the finish line. When he…

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A glorious Gougane Barra wedding day for Elaine & Ricky  

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Elaine Duggan & Ricky Mahoney   June 1, 2018 – St Finbarr’s Oratory Gougane Barra & The Castle Hotel   Photos courtesy of Kathryn O’Shea Photography   Elaine Duggan and Ricky Mahoney first met at a nightclub over ten years ago and their relationship has gone from strength to strength as time has progressed. During a discussion about marriage and weddings, the couple realised that their…

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A magical day at Fota Island Resort 

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Jacinta Brosnan & Padraic Kennedy   July 21, 2018 – St Joesph’s Church & Fota Island Resort  Photos courtesy of Janusz Trzesicki Photography    Primary school teacher Jacinta Brosnan and hurling enthusiast Padraic Kennedy first met at a fundraiser for her school in the GAA club which Padraic trained in. A few years into their romance, Padraic finally popped the question during a weekend away in Spiddal, on a pier overlooking the Atlantic. “Just after the proposal the…

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